When I began working for Media Partners Corporation back in 2007, my boss Jim handed me a book called Save The Cat which soon became a treasured resource for storytelling and screenwriting. Blake Snyder's guidance and thoughts on story structure were invaluable.
I recieved word yesterday that he passed away, suddenly, from Cardiac Arrest. It was a curveball that I almost mistook for a publicity stunt. Unfortunately, it was true and Mr. Snyder is no longer with us. And that means the world is a little more dim than it was yesterday.
If you've had any interest in storytelling or screenwriting, then you really need to take a look at Snyder's book because it is so tremendously important. I usually shy away from formula, but his structure is such a benefit to writers that I can't help but suggest it. Read it. Use it. And Enjoy it!
(I believe I've got a link to it on my Amazon Affiliate sidebar.)
And check out his website, too, for further tools and discussions: http://www.savethecat.com
Nathan Key likes to think about faith and philosophy and talk about it with others. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. He doesn't always refer to himself in the third person.